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Author : Anna Spenceley
School/Work Place : University of Johannesburg, South Africa | University of Brighton, UK
Contact : annaspenceley@gmail.com
Year : 2017

This paper presents research commissioned by the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), that aimed to to identify and summarise existing monitoring data being gathered by national tourism authorities and international/regional certification bodies specifically relating to the accommodation sector in Africa.
The paper reviews the history of tourism certification globally and then presents the current status of certification bodies and certified hotels on the African continent. The research identified 9 African certification programs, and 9 international certification programs operating in Africa. Collectively, the African and international certification programs have certified at least 715 accommodation facilities in 19 African countries, against their environmental, social and economic criteria.

Spenceley, Sustainable tourism certification in the hotel sector in Africa_Progress made and opportunities for mainstreaming PP.pdf

Spenceley, Sustainable tourism certification in the hotel sector in Africa_Progress made and opportunities for mainstreaming.pdf


List of Articles
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Author: Sara Dolnicar & Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar & Bettina Grun 

Year: 2017 

5 Think Tank XVII New Forms of ‘Responsible Tourism’ in Refugee Camps an... file 276 Aug 17, 2017

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Author: Jaume Guia, Sil van de Velde & Lauren Chan 

Year: 2017 

4 Think Tank XVII Australian Indigenous Tourism: Integration of knowledg... file 264 Aug 17, 2017

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Author: Gabrielle McGinnis & Mark Harvey & Ian D. Clark & Tamara Young 

Year: 2017 

3 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 223 Aug 17, 2017

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Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2017 

2 Think Tank XVII Finding and Fostering Our Future Tourism Leaders: Unde... file 219 Aug 17, 2017

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Author: Grace K.S. Ho & Rob Law 

Year: 2017 

1 Think Tank XVII Investigating the relationship between FDI and Tourism... file 210 Aug 17, 2017

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Author: Sheereen Fauzel, & Boopen Seetanah 

Year: 2017 

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